Time to use your new stash!
At Fashionable Stamping Challenges that is exactly what we want you to do. And anything goes!
This week I wanted to have a go at a delicate and pretty card…and it reflects my new years’ wish to each of you.
Whatever path you are on, and where ever your journey takes you, the wish is the same…
Love, Hope and Joy! xxx

Each year I buy myself something for xmas…last year it was a mirror in a swirly cast-iron frame (vintage gorgeous) – and it is still on the floor in my bedroom till I find someone to hang it for me!
(Shirley, our fearless leader, is working on that one for me…)

and this year I have bought Pan Pastels.

And I have been dying to have a play!!!!

I have blended some greens and a blue into the background.  Then I embossed with versamark and seafoam white embossing powder.  I used a leaf stamp and some versamark ink and overstamped all around the background…and then gently rubbed some green pan pastels over the top.  It gives a very delicate finish and more depth to the card.  At first I just used versamark…and this worked on the PP, but rubbing over just set it off that little bit more.
I pastelled up an extra sheet and used this for the torn corners and the words.  The words are also versamarked and rubbed over with a green PP.
All the edges have been distressed and inked.
Everything is flat on the card except for the buttlerflies which have been raised.

I hope you are inspired by the team to have a go and join in this fortnight.
Use anything new that you received over xmas (or even something you just haven’t had a chance to use yet, it is still new!)

Enjoy!

Stamps used are ~
Butterflies and words, from a clear stamp set.  
Leaf is from a Stampin’ Up set.  
The vines are from a Stamp-It, Micky Choo set.
Dragonfly is PSX.
I am entering this card into the following challenges ~